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From:Asian Folklore Studies (Vol. 66, Issue 1-2) Peer-ReviewedThe article takes as its point of departure a central story from oral and written genres of fiction: the tale of the hero Wu Song and his life-and-death struggle with the man-eating tiger on Jingyang Ridge in Shandong....
From:Asian Folklore Studies (Vol. 66, Issue 1-2) Peer-ReviewedTHE IDEA that the sky is made out of stone appears in folk and religious traditions all around our planet. I have discussed this idea, and briefly proposed that another idea--the' stone falling from sky" motif--offers a...
From:Asian Folklore Studies (Vol. 66, Issue 1-2) Peer-ReviewedFOR many years, Peter Knecht diligently worked in Nagoya, Japan, as a professor of anthropology for Nanzan University, as the editor of Asian Folklore Studies, and as a researcher for the Nanzan Anthropological...
From:Asian Folklore Studies (Vol. 66, Issue 1-2) Peer-ReviewedWE ARE pleased to present this special double issue of Asian Folklore Studies in honor of Professor Peter Knecht, who has stepped down as the journals editor after a highly successful tenure of twenty-six years. Peter's...
From:Asian Folklore Studies (Vol. 66, Issue 1-2) Peer-ReviewedTHE AIM of this essay is to review previous scholarship on the Asauchiyama [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] myth in the document known as Harima no Kuni Fudoki [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (hereafter Harima Fudoki),...
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